Will is available as a record producer
for musicians and record labels.

Founder of Windham Hill Records

Grammy Award Winner

Recipient of multiple Platinum and Gold Records

2013 Album Of The Year

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various
Label: West River Records

2103 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various Artists
Label: West River Records

2013 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various Artists
Label: West River Records

Recipient of multiple ZMR Music Awards in 2010

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Best new Artist
Heidi Anne Breyer
Another Place and Time
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Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Devon Rice and Erin Aas
Arrival
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Best Instrumental Album - Piano
Heidi Anne Breyer
Another Place and Time

Recipient of multiple ZMR Music Awards in 2009

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Album of the Year
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Instrumental Album - Piano
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Holiday Album
Stanton Lanier
December Peace

Producer of George Winston and Michael Hedges
among more than 70 artists in his 34 year career.

 

In the last year Will had four Productions that charted
# 1 in the NAR Radio Charts

and seven Productions that charted in the Top 10.

 

Will’s productions won four NAR Lifestyle Awards in 2007 including

  • Album of the Year
  • Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Best Instrumental Album –Acoustic
  • Best Instrumental Album – Piano

 

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Will's studio, Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont
is a state of the art facility
with engineering by Tom Eaton.

 

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The discography is just a partial list of his production credits.

 

visit Will's studio site:

Imaginary Road Studios

" Working with Will Ackerman at Imaginary Road Studios was an honor and a pleasure! While affable (and with a great sense of humor), Will is sharply attuned to the highest quality and detail. Search elsewhere for the typical big-time producer ego. He’s an unusual blend of meticulous and laid back, a watchdog for musical excellence without a lot of barking. It was clear from day one that Will was in our court to help us make the very best record possible. The property the studio sits on is a combination of Better Homes & Gardens and a Nature preserve, a pastoral haven in the rolling hills outside Brattleboro, VT. I can’t think of better surroundings to create music in! "

Devin Rice


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There has been no single greater influence upon me as Will Ackerman… as a producer he has conjured from my writing and performance capabilities nuances and emotions that I was not even aware existed let alone believed I could capture. He does this (what appears) effortlessly and with a wry smile that tenderly suggests “I told you so”. Ackerman is a staggering example of a true musical voice and visionary unparalleled in his abilities. Working with him has been one of the most tremendous honors of my life.

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Patrick Gorman


" Will Ackerman sets a gold standard of recording music. His years of experience, refined ears, sensibility and emphasis on the dynamic emotional content of the music created a foundation to help bring my musical ideas to their full potential. His network of musicians is of the highest quality and his warmth and personal approach made my time with him both fun and effective. "

Todd Boston